Tape backup of WIn2016 Server DC/AD and separate 2016 server runnning Exchange 2016

We are moving from Windows 2012 DC/AD server and Exchange 2013 to Windows 2016 server as DC/AD and separate Win 2016 server running Exchange 2016.   The powers that be don't want to use the cloud for backup. We normally would use a Barracuda backup device internally and to cloud.  Since they are instating on backing up to tape and having one taken off site weekly I need to know what a current affordable way is to do this.   It is small company 15 users on network and we don't need to back up the workstations just the 2 servers.  

There is a total of less than 500 GB of data including OS, accounting data, docs, axles, Exchange mail database etc.  The growth rate of data size annually is less than 50 GB, so this is not excessively large amount of network data.
Using an LTO 6 or such tape unit externally (have rack mount servers) requires some form of backup software and probably separate agents etc.   We used to use Veritas Bu Exec, but they seem to now be going the cloud path although evidently can backup to tape but have a strange and confusing expensive pricing structure.
Any thoughts on the best way to do this?  I wish the powers that be would just let use Barracuda Backup 190 to device internally and cloud.  Someone told me that the Barracuda could be used without cloud obviously and backup internally to itself and backup to tape, but I haven't been able to verify that.  Does anyone know this about Barracuda??
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
We are using Quantum tape drives and Backup Exec to backup our Server 2012 machines (multiple clients). We keep backup tapes offsite.

Since we had already done this, we will certainly explore Azure cloud backup as an alternative and possibly better approach when the time comes.

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to2007Author Commented:
Thanks John
I assume you are using Backup Exec version not for cloud at old type pricing?  I think they stink now that Symantec sold them to Carlisle Group investment gang.

Really would like to go to Barracuda and see if could have it backup to itself and tape drive .  Cloud just wont work   I am under the impression that Azure indeed is cloud only and owners want nothing to do with cloud.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
At this point we are not having issues with non-Cloud Backup Exec. As noted we are looking at Azure Cloud down the road to be more efficient with backups.
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